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Old 06-05-11, 08:27 PM
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I'm reading Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, which was very well reviewed. It's a terrific read - spellbinding, suspenseful and very realistic - but torture for my soul. The things that happen to the protagonist are so gut-wrenching that you can't help live through it with her. This is Room but from the mom's point-of-view, and much, much darker.

If you can handle it, I highly recommend it.

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Starred Review. Stevens's impressive debut, a thriller set on Vancouver Island, pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist. In psychiatric sessions, Annie O'Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor with a nice boyfriend and a demanding mother, describes her year-long ordeal as the captive of a rapist. Annie was about to close up an open house for a property when an affable guy who introduced himself as David showed up. In short order, David kidnapped her and held her hostage in a remote mountain cabin. There, he raped her daily, regulated every moment, and forced her to play house. The intense plot alternates between Annie's creepy confinement, her escape, and her attempts to readjust to real life, from going to the bathroom when she wants to managing her own meals. Still, Annie knows that a large part of her soul is still missing. Her transformation from victim adds to the believability of the enthralling plot. 150,000 first printing. (July)
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Old 06-06-11, 11:22 AM
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I may read that but not for a while. I still think about Room a lot.
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